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Transcendence: Dissolving Limitations In The Art Environment Open Access

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Barriers have become a growing problem within art environments of contemporary society. Attempts to fight this increasing issue have been hindered due to a general misunderstanding of the problem at hand. Individuals of younger generations are not simply doing things differently but perceiving them differently as well. Because of this disconnect between user and design the traditional art space has become unapproachable while the static interior is often difficult for many to digest. As a result many individuals find themselves walking through the cultural interior without actually absorbing information, while some don’t find their way inside the space at all. Through understanding the physical and mental barriers put in place it is my mission to rethink this timeless atmosphere and adapt it to fit the learning styles of today’s visitor. If surroundings can alter the way we perceive, then they can develop the way we learn. I propose that functional technology fitted to users’ needs and Interaction hubs that promote collaboration can be used in the cultural arts interior to enhance the education experience. With this understanding, how can these designs go beyond aesthetic taste and become academic strategy? Through investigation of barriers of younger user groups and various learning styles the museum environment can adapt to new requirements by adding aspects of the art center model to pull visitors in. By creating an interior that communicates with visitors instead of speaking for itself, there is an ongoing opportunity for designers to improve the community of the Arts Environment and the façade of education.

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